Gwen Rummell –

With brand new facilities, Strasburg-Franklin Local Schools welcome back students.

One of the biggest changes for the district was the addition of a new Multipurpose Athletic Facility, which includes a new basketball court, weight room, room for volleyball, and a community walking track.

Superintendent Vince Lindsey says another significant addition was a new preschool.

“We are going to open a pre-school, Strasburg-Franklin Little Tiger Preschool. It’s going to support just Strasburg. We had a great working relationship with Headstart in previous years. This is a time we felt had a great opportunity to bring in our own preschool.”

Breakfast and lunch prices will rise 5 cents this year and another 5 cents next year. However, the school is pushing for the state to allow free breakfast and lunches in the future.

Lindsey says the administration is working on implementing more safety practices and ways to improve student life.

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